- Thabo Msibi was a gambling addict
- The addiction drove him to almost take his own life three times
- Fortunately, he turned his life around and became South Africa's youngest university dean
A former gambling addict has shared how he turned his life around to become South Africa's youngest university dean at the age of 34.
Thabo Msibi narrated his incredible transformation in a video posted on Twitter by Metropolitan, Briefly.co.za learned. Metropolitan posted the video with the caption:
Meet Thabo Msibi. He became the youngest dean in South Africa, but not alone. He became who he is today through the actions and advice of others.
Thabo said his addiction drove him to almost take his own life three times. On the third occasion, his younger sister walked in at the very last moment, thus stopping him. He said:
I think in many ways, her intervention, her walking into the garage at that particular point in time, resulted in me actually also changing my life around.
Thabo's determination saw him becoming South Africa's youngest dean at the age of 34 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal's School of Education.
He explained that although this is a significant achievement, the title means nothing:
What means something, for me, is how I've used my life to better other people. One day when I die, I want people to say, 'This person was alive and impacted me in this way.' That for me would be a success.
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